Faculty — General Education

Faculty teaching General Education courses are drawn from throughout the university. The university works to bring together its faculty to develop and teach the IDS ("interdisciplinary") courses, opening up a rich variety of perspectives, approaches, and experiences for students. In addition, all members of the English Department participate actively in the teaching of ENG1000 Introduction to Academic Writing, and the Mathematics Department offers a range of courses that satisfy the university's math competency requirement.

Faculty with leadership roles connected with the General Education program currently include:

Dr. Bridgitte Barclay (Assistant Professor of English; Faculty co-coordinator of the IDS2030 Science and Society course)

Dr. Daniel Hipp (Associate Professor of English; Chair of the English Department)

Dr. Julie Hipp (Associate Professor English; Faculty co-coordinator of the IDS3040 Global Justice course)

Dr. Sharon Miller (Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Department; Faculty co-coordinator of the IDS2030 Science and Society course)

Dr. Regina Rahn (Assistant Professor of Mathematics; Chair of the Mathematics Department)

Dr. Jessica Thurlow (Dean of General Education)

Dr. Mark Soderstrom (Assistant Professor of History, Chair of the History Department; Faculty coordinator of the IDS2020 Trajectories of Human History course; Chair of the General Education Committee)

Dr. Kathleen Turner (Assistant Professor of Communication; Faculty co-coordinator of the IDS3040 Global Justice course)

Dr. Mark Walter (Associate Professor of Philosophy, Chair of the Religion and Philosophy Department; Faculty coordinator of the IDS1610 Being Human course)